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Coming True

by Mon David

The acclaimed Filipino vocalist's first American release, a collection of hard-swinging and unabashedly heartfelt masterpieces, announcing his arrival as one of the world's greatest male jazz singers.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Footprints
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2. Invitation
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3. Throw it Away
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4. Only Once
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5. Some Other Time
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6. There Is No Greater Love
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7. Moonlight
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8. Moonlight Serenade
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9. No More Blues
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10. Kailangan 'Yan
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11. Never Let Me Go
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Album Notes
Some of the most intense, honest, intimate, and spontaneous moments of my singing career are contained in Coming True, my debut recording in the United States. The album commemorates my journey, physically and musically, to this fertile and inspiring part of the world.

I’ve always dreamed of exploring America’s wide and exciting playground, discovering its creative vastness, meeting musicians from different corners of the scene, jamming and playing and continuing to evolve as an artist. On Coming True, I am privileged to enjoy the ideal creative support of a most swinging trio – Tateng, Dominic, and Abe -- recording 11 tracks in one feverish session. What a great time it was blowing with these generous cats!

I’m happy to share with you songs that have become extensions of my vision: words that express my innermost feelings about loving and being loved; about leaving, living, and longing; songs about being true to one’s soul and having the courage to just throw everything away; songs of hope and pride, of being proud of one’s heritage and cultural roots (in my case, I am a Filipino, born and raised in the beautiful Philippines); melodies that honor the brilliance and legacy of some of the world’s greatest jazz icons: Wayne Shorter, Abbey Lincoln, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jon Hendricks, Thelonious Monk…and I hope you’ll embrace each one of them.

It always inspires and amazes me how this craft of creating and performing music can instantly provide us glimpses of the abundance and richness that life offers. I’ve always felt a sense of gratitude since the day Jazz, with all its fearlessness and improvisations, touched me and gave me the conviction to share its wonderful, life-changing gift with the world. I hope and pray the world will listen and respond.

A compilation of songs in a single CD will never be enough to express everything in my heart. But I hope this is the start. Thank you for spending some time…

Enjoy listening!

Mon David


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E. Blanco

David is a soulful singer sounding at times like a blend of two great singers, Kurt Elling and Tony Bennett, which is so strikingly evident on his performance of such songs as the beautiful Bernstein love ballad “Some Other Time” and the Jobim/Jon Hendricks sizzling “No More Blues.” One of the characteristics David loves to employ when he sings is a good measure of jazzy growling and scatting. David does plenty scatting here, but that just makes the music that much more lively and fun to hear. Mon David has come ashore with an impressive an electrifying U.S. debut that realizes a long-time dream, marking a classy entrance of a first-rate singer onto the world stage of jazz music. A gifted and unheralded vocalist, Mon David is a quality jazz singer who is here to stay.